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Monday, October 18, 2010

Studs Now Legal In Idaho

I can't believe it's that time of year again, but the Idaho Transportation Department sent out a news release reminding drivers that it's now okay to put studded tires on your vehicle.

The use of studded tires is legal from Oct. 1 through April 30.

While it is legal to use the tires, the transportation department advises against it unless extreme conditions warrant. Driving on studded tires may cause undue wear on bare roadways.

If you do use studs though, and travel to neighboring states, here are some dates to keep in mind:

* Montana: Oct. 1 - May 31
* Nevada: Oct. 1 - April 30
* Utah: Oct. 15 - March 31
* Oregon: Nov. 1 - March 31
* Washington: Nov. 1 - March 31
* Wyoming: Legal all year

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